I officially denounce my disdain towards bowling as a college course. Even though it’s time consuming, not at all related to my major, and a general waste of both time and money, I can now appreciate it for the small stuff.
Before each class, our professor has a quiz with random bowling-related questions for extra credit. There were several, like the maximum number of holes you can have in a bowling ball (the answer is 12, btw) but one was even more interesting: which are bowlers more likely to have, bowling shoes or bowling balls?
Bowling-Induced Critical Thought
I didn’t know the answer to the question, but here was my thought process:
1. You usually get one free for participating in a league.
2. A proper bowling ball will increase your score more so than your own shoes.
3. Your own bowling ball probably makes people feel like a boss.
1. Saves some serious cash in shoe rental fees.
2. Some people (read: my girlfriend) find renting shoes absolutely disgusting.
3. Less expensive than a ball.
So what’s the answer? …bowling balls! The American consumer and financial irrationality strike again!
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